Sunset Maternity photo shoot

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As you may remember, I have already had a maternity photo shoot. But my sister-in-law, Kensie M Photography, is in town to take our birth photos and she insisted on doing some maternity pics too. As much as I just LOVE having my picture taken, I’ll admit that doing maternity pictures shortly (as in days) before you have the baby isn’t as much fun.

For one thing I felt absolutely enormous and uncomfortable and super not cute. But somehow the photos still turned out beautiful. The gorgeous sunset might have helped out with that to some extent. And Chris even got to be in a few shots.

For this maternity photo shoot I decided to keep the belly covered up, mainly because it’s so dang huge. I also tried to keep my accessories simple because, once again, big belly over takes everything.

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{Pregnancy} Week 39

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How far along?  39 Weeks

Total weight gain? Too many to count

Maternity clothes? Yeah.

Stretch Marks? Unfortunately.

Best moment this week? Getting my adorable Kate Spade diaper bag in the mail from my two awesome friends!!  Also finishing all the mundane tasks I had to do before baby comes.

Miss anything? Having my own body. And standing for more than a few minutes without getting tired. I’m so lame.

Movement? Yep!

Food Cravings: Sweets

Anything making you sick or queasy? As long as I eat constantly I’m ok. I also now weigh a thousand pounds… So there’s that.

Worst symptom: Heartburn

Labor signs: definitely feeling Braxton hicks contractions. And I think she may have dropped because I have to pee WAY more often.

Belly button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody.

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{Pregnancy} Week 38

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Man I’m not looking so hot these days.

How far along?  38 Weeks

Total weight gain? 42 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yeah. I’m so huge it’s doubtful anything else would fit without permanently stretching it out. I can’t wait to have my old wardrobe back.

Stretch Marks? Yes. Sigh. Just a couple. They came right at the very end. So sad.

Best moment this week?

Miss anything? I want to lay on my stomach more than anything!

Movement? Not so many kicks. More just moving around. I imagine it’s getting pretty cramped in there haha.

Food Cravings: Sweets

Anything making you sick or queasy? Actually my first trimester nausea has returned to some extent. It’s not as horrible and I can usually make it go away by eating more but I don’t have much of an appetite.

Worst symptom: Heartburn

Labor signs: definitely feeling Braxton hicks contractions. They don’t hurt at all, my stomach just gets super tight. It’s weird but exciting!

Belly button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody.

Looking forward to: Meeting my baby girl!

{Pregnancy} Week 37

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^^My belly is literally the size of a watermelon. Uhh whoa

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How far along?  37 Weeks

Total weight gain? 37 lbs (I either lost a few pounds or weighed myself wrong at my last appointment.)

Maternity clothes? Yeah. There are only so many clothes I can still fit into and let me tell you… I’m getting sick of this wardrobe!

Stretch Marks? I think I see some faint ones. Eeek! This baby better come out before she gets much bigger!

Best moment this week? I’m in the nesting phase so it’s been really nice to organize and get everything ready. But I’m getting really antsy about cleaning and I just don’t have time (or energy). Also going to the chiropractor felt absolutely fantastic! Oh and I got my carseat/stroller combo from my parents!! Good week!

Miss anything? I want to lay on my stomach more than anything!

Movement? Yes!

Food Cravings: Sweets

Anything making you sick or queasy? Bad smells

Worst symptom: Heartburn

Labor signs: I think I’m feeling some Braxton hicks contractions, but I can’t be sure.

Belly button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? I’m gonna go with moody.

Looking forward to: Getting this baby outta here!!

{Pregnancy} Week 36 & Baby Showers

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How far along?  36 Weeks

Total weight gain? 40lbs (I know right?!)

Maternity clothes? Yeah, although the belly is starting to hang out of some of my shirts…

Stretch Marks? No, and I’ve made it this far..

Best moment this week? Baby Showers!!

Miss anything? Walking normally, sleeping through the night, not having hip pain or heartburn, not feeling constantly uncomfortable. I better questions would be what don’t I miss and to that I say, nothing.

Movement? Yes! I love that I can feel it from the inside and outside and watch it happen.

Food Cravings: None really.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Bad smells

Worst symptom: Everything is uncomfortable.

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? So much Moody!

Looking forward to: Meeting my baby!!!

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{Pregnancy} Week 35

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^^Free Chik-fil-a day

How far along?  35 Weeks

Total weight gain? a thousand-y

Maternity clothes? Oh yeah…and they’re getting small, or I’m getting huge.

Stretch Marks? not yet..

Best moment this week? Mm it’s been a pretty stressful week

Miss anything? Everything.

Movement? I’m pretty sure she’s dancing in there.

Food Cravings: I LOVE cake.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not really.

Worst symptom: Heartburn and hip pain.

Labor signs: No, not even braxton hicks contractions.

Belly button in or out? Out: flat.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? So much moodiness. I don’t remember what happy feels like.

Looking forward to: Not being pregnant anymore.

Baby girl won’t stop growing, which I guess is a good thing but I feel the size of a house. She is now the size of a coconut. Can you believe I’m going to continue to get bigger?! Whenever Chris sees my belly all he can say, with you wide eyes, is, “that’s incredible.”

{Pregnancy} Week 34

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How far along?  34 Weeks

Total weight gain? A lot

Maternity clothes? Yeah!

Stretch Marks? Nope

Best moment this week? A super fun 4th of July with the family!

Miss anything? My feet not hurting

Movement? Yeah. She’s been kicking in my ribs. That’s not cool baby…

Food Cravings: Just a sweet tooth.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not especially.

Worst symptom: Heartburn

Labor signs: Not yet.

Belly button in or out? Out: flat.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody. Pregnancy hormones are ridic.

Looking forward to: My baby shower!

{Pregnancy} Week 32

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How far along?  32 Weeks

Total weight gain? 27 lbs–I seem to have plateaued on weight gain

Maternity clothes? Yeah! I just ordered a maternity bathing suit and I’m so stoked for it to come in the mail. I want to go swimming so bad!

Stretch Marks? Nope (crossing my fingers!)

Best moment this week? Getting my bicycle, a surprise from the best hubby ever! And then bought himself a long board. We have had so much fun riding around Provo together. I think we got up to 9 miles this week. I’m relishing in all this time we get to spend just the two of us before we become three.

Miss anything? Sleep. Moving without assistance.

Movement? Oh yeah. I can tell she’s getting bigger cause I can actually feel her little body parts poking out. It’s the cutest.

Food Cravings: None really.

Anything making you sick or queasy? Not especially.

Worst symptom: Mmm heartburn. Tums are my best friend right now.

Labor signs: Not yet.

Belly button in or out? Movin’ on out.

Wedding rings on or off? Off.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody. Pregnancy hormones are ridic.

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{Pregnancy} Week 31

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How far along?  31 Weeks

Total weight gain? 27 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yep! But I’m loving me some skirts and yoga pants.

Stretch Marks? Nope (crossing my fingers!)

Best moment this week? Meh. Last week of Spring term…good I guess.

Miss anything? I miss having my body to myself.

Movement? So much. Sometimes she sits on one side of my belly and my belly looks all lopsided.

Food Cravings: None really.

Anything making you sick or queasy? I get waves of nausea on occasion but not too much.

Worst symptom: Mmm heartburn. It makes laying down awful.

Labor signs: Not yet.

Belly button in or out? It may have pushed out a little more leading me to believe it might pop out all the way…

Wedding rings on or off? Off. Rocking the fake ring.

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody moody moody. And crabby. I smile sometimes

Looking forward to: Not being sick anymore.

Baby girl is the size of a pineapple and just getting bigger and bigger and soon my belly will probably explode. Her size is making bending over a bit rough. I painted my toenails the other day…that was interesting.

Maternity Photo Shoot

Let’s be honest, as a pregnant woman who is constantly getting bigger it’s a little difficult to feel pretty. The best part about a maternity photo shoot is that you can document your growing belly and get to feel beautiful at the same time.

I don’t think I would have considered doing an official maternity photo shoot, except my good friend, Malae Talley, offered to do it and I figured, “Why not?” Now that it’s all said and done I’d recommend every pregnant woman do a maternity photo shoot. It’s a great opportunity to get pampered and feel beautiful and it’s all about you. Cause when that baby comes out, you won’t matter anymore, it will be all about the baby.

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I stressed out about what to wear (as would any normal person with a photo shoot of any kind) and I decided to go for a simple boho kind of look and even decided bare my belly (Something that some random people on Facebook were very rude about).

Take a look, and tell me what you think.

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